Jessica Simpson Speaks Out About Her Alcoholism, Relationships, Childhood Abuse | TODAYMay 29, 2021
Jessica Simpson is singing new songs that will be released with her open book of memoirs and they are deeply personal. People will really understand me. I think for the first time they're going to see all that I've been through and all the fear and struggles that I've faced and how I got to the other side when you talk about yourself at 6 and I can picture you at 6 and you talk about sexual
abuseat the hands of a family friend and you know a girl I mean how did you get over that at the time? I really didn't understand what was going on.
I knew something was wrong. I knew it was wrong. in my life and i was a preacher's daughter as i was, i was taught to be a virgin until i got married and i never wanted to share these sexual things that were going on because i didn't want to hurt anyone and you. I finally told you our parents and that took a lot of guts in my parents' reaction, they did the best they could, you know, it's like that was a heavy thing to hear from her, like they ignored it, they ignored it with their words, but they accepted action and i never i never had to do sleepovers again and i never had to sing again it was a constant in
childhoodshe was good at it and people noticed but show business can be hard for a teenager you're young you they get signed to a record label and i have to lose and they have to lose 15 i have to go crash diet soda in general so what did you do you took diet pills diet pills like i didnt know what i was doing?
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I don't know how much I was taking, it ended up being something I did for 20 years. Jessica's body and her love life quickly became tabloid fodder. When she saw Nick Lachey from 98 degrees. I will absolutely get married, did you know that I knew, yes, that was 19, but I knew that t The couple married three years later, when Jessica was 22 years old. My father thought that I was too young. He knew that life had a lot for me. If he didn't want anything to stop me, but I was about to walk down the hall. You don't have to do this like dad what are you talking about we went for a walk no the added pressure was that you guys decided when you were starting your marriage to have cameras and you went crazy out of the first big kind of reality TV so I know it's Tuned.
It says chicken by the sea. What caused the end of the marriage? I like our success together it was beautiful but our success separately was not so accepted getting the cover of Rolling Stone and he's like what about me? He was supposed to be on the cover with me and they're right, no. I felt a lot of resentment. I felt that love was not enough. I am not a liar. I can't stay in something and play a role. I have tried many times in my life and I just can't do it. Both Jessica and Nick moved on.
Jessica finally found love with retired NFL player Eric Johnson, they married in 2014 after having children. Maxwell was born as was, life was good until he wasn't. I knew he wasn't there. I knew something was in May 2017. Jessica appeared on Ellen. she around 38 so maybe 30 fans wondered if she had been drinking. I can't even watch the interview like you know it's not you who can't watch it. Yes, it was a weak moment for me. in the right place she had started a spiral and couldn't reach me and that was with that was with alcohol Hol Jessica said she was constantly drinking on Halloween 2017. she started at 7:00 in the morning.
I looked at the photos of all of you on Halloween and I swear I would have said you had the best Halloween ever. Look at Jess. She is in disguise. Since Willie Nelson's photos look so cute on your Instagram page, yes, he described him as drinking out of a glittery goblet. I always had a glitter glass and it was always full to the brim, but with alcohol. No, that day you couldn't take care of your children. it was a big day for them I didn't I honestly couldn't even tell you who made them I was groggy and confused and just wanted to go to sleep I didn't take them trick or treating I didn't I wouldn't show up for my family you know I took the picture and did for the world to think i showed up was the alarm clock named
jessicasays she needed the next day she stopped drinking and started working with a therapist i just realized that i had to give up.
I mean, I just want to continue on the path that I'm on right now. my life now i'm strong enough to deal with anything that comes my way because i don't have something to retreat to that numbs me from going through it she said she doesn't want to miss a moment and these days there are so many jessica and Eric welcomed their third child Bertie did Johnson in March of last year faith is a theme throughout your book your life always seemed to me you are the most peaceful when you sing Amazing Grace yes yes you like there is something wrong with you can you sing me a little Amazing Grace what a sweet sound it is to see me it's about walking through fear and it's okay to be afraid and the other side of fear is what's so beautiful that's when you get the reward
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